Friday, December 25, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas

We had a merry little Christmas, and I hope you did too!
The elves worked hard on Christmas Eve to make sure everything was ready for the big day.

Hey Derek, get excited much?

And that was just a box with some clothes in it.

Screen Daddy was able to join us for a bit to watch some of the fun. He brought along his mustache, Chester.

Love you Screen Daddy!

Chester, not so much.
Though he's looking better than in the earliest stages of growth.
Or maybe I've just been apart from my man for too long.

Fortunately I have this picture on the mantle to remind myself of the handsome man I married:

Ahh, that's better.
And now we can continue with our regularly scheduled programming.

Here's Derek showing Daddy some of his loot.

Alex received many accessories that she put to use immediately. Like chapstick that we didn't realize would show up so brightly.

And I'm sure you are all dying to know what Gone with the Wind ornament PtB received this year. Right?

Well I will make you wait no longer-- this one is called, "Frankly, My Dear."

And I think we all know how that line is finished*.

Who knew Hallmark came in PG ratings?

* If you don't, then you shouldn't be reading this. Haven't I already instructed you to read the book??

And it has been brought to my attention that I forgot an ornament in my last post. I don't know how I missed it, as this one has a flickering fire background. It's called "Atlanta Burning."

Happy now everyone? Geesh, you'd have thought I'd forgotten one of my children at the mall they way I heard about leaving that ornament out.

But I must say that all of this talk makes me want to read it again. So I think I will. For what I believe will be the 8th time.

PtB also added to her tacky salt and pepper shaker collection this Christmas. This is my favorite of the new additions:

Interestingly enough, she doesn't use any salt shakers in everyday life. Nope, none of them hold enough of her drug. Instead she just pours right from the big 'ol industrial sized source.

And to add a bit of irony to her addiction, she buys "lite" salt, and then uses three times the amount to get to the appropriate level of tongue-numbing flavor.

My, I'm certainly veering off topic today, aren't I?

While it wasn't quite the same without Josh here, the kids really had a wonderful Christmas and were lavished with gifts and attention.

Now I'm just going to have to figure out how to live with them again once we're back at home in the real world.

Grandma and Aunt Jessie have convinced Alex that she is, indeed, an actual princess. Listen to the end of this clip.

And now if you'll excuse me, her highness is requesting that I remove the skin from her grapes and banish her minion brother to the dungeon.

I kid.

Well, kind of. I'm sure if she thought that I would, she would ask me to remove Derek from her stash of Christmas toys, or possibly just remove him period.

Now I'm off to work on addressing Christmas cards.

I believe that I addressed here that being on time is not one of my best characteristics.

Merry Christmas Everyone! And best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010!


The Lumberjack's Wife said...

My husband always grows a hunting beard . . .I don't like it.
Merry Christmas!

Dana said...

finally caught up on the blogs!
Hi josh! Nice mustache! When I was there, we had mustache March and alopecia April (shaved heads)...
WHAT are those shakers supposed to be?

Your new Years blog should address all of the weird words we have to type in to post a comment!

Erin said...

Josh couldn't figure out what the shakers were either...guess I didn't take the picture from the best angle. It's a whale.

Jen McD said...

"that's me!" Oh my word of precious.

Carrie said...

Yes, we had Screen Daddy too! You're blog makes me laugh! You are hilarious!